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G20 – Is the West Governed by Psychopaths?

July 11, 2017 • World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig In this article, the author elaborates on the contentious first agenda of the recently held G20 summit at Hamburg, Germany. In a world where the Masters fom the West have created, funded, and armed these “terrorist” groups, how could they plan to fight it, too? Peter Koenig boldly predicts, it’s just a …

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Patient Capital in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

July 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang As the world is carefully watching China’s Belt and Road Initiative, many new opportunities continue to spring from the country’s endeavour. In this article, the authors elaborate on New Structural Economics and “going

The Futures of Southeast Asia and the US Intertwine

June 5, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Vannarith Chheang    The important role of ASEAN in regional security has already been realised by the world, particularly by the United States. Vannarith Chheang emphasises that more than regional security, the US must recognise ASEAN’s crucial role

Regime Change in the Trump White House?

June 2, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         No US postwar president has managed to reset relations with Russia. Now the Trump administration must cope with a special counsel’s investigation. In the past, US

Who are the World’s Biggest Military Spenders, Really?

May 10, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Dan SteinbockComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock                             The conventional narrative is that the world is threatened by the assertive China and Russia. The inconvenient narrative is that China is modernising, while US priorities are misguided,

The Trump-Xi Summit Paves the Way to New Realism in US-Chinese Trade

April 12, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, International Relations, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                  Despite preliminary pessimism, the Trump-Xi Summit showed greater trade pragmatism than initially expected, even though it was overshadowed by a raw display of US military power.   President Donald

Changing Tides in International Trade

March 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, International Relations, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Victor Andres Manhit Although trade has played an important role in advancing economic growth, it has since lost its dynamism. Asian economies, however, have continued to liberalise its markets. Asia will now serve as the backbone of stability amidst the

Pentagon Wars and US Hegemony at the Root of Instability and Dislocation

March 25, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Abayomi Azikiwe Pentagon wars and capitalist exploitation at the root of instability and dislocation. Members of the United States government spoke in Germany at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) held from February 17-19 in an effort to assuage growing

United You Don’t Stand

February 20, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

From the Editors The latest news about Israel is again about some on-going land grab. This is not new news. This has been going on for over 70 years. And in and of itself historically Israel is not unique in conducting this type of land grab for those it

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s Russia Policy Explained: Bend or Break, Expect Change

February 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jeffrey Sommers For Russians, Mr. Trump presents at least the chance of a new course in US/Russian relations. Putin hopes to see the US stop its liberal interventionist policies – a position in accord with Mr. Bannon’s. A return to chilled relations